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Tim Ryan College Scholarship

In spring 2008 Herndon Youth Soccer began awarding $1,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors who have participated in the club as a player, referee, coach and/or volunteer. The scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s involvement in the club over the years, their application and an essay. Recipients will be announced in May/June with monetary distribution made directly to the college or other post-secondary institution upon proven acceptance.
Recipients can be attending any High School but must be a graduating senior. Please see the application on the next page and remember to enclose a copy of your High School transcripts.

Tim Ryan was a long time HYS coach and volunteer who died in 2007 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He coached for his children’s soccer teams from microkicks to all-stars to travel, along the way founding some very successful travel teams. Tim fought the battle with cancer the same way he did everything else, with optimism, strength and faith. Tim exemplified the spirit of good sportsmanship and volunteerism that is prized by every sports organization and we are honored to award these scholarships in his name.


Hannah King will graduate from Westfield HS and will attend the College of William and Mary. She played house and travel soccer thru her early HS years but then turned to coaching, first as an assistant with her father and then on her own. She has now coached in the U9-10 girls for 5 seasons and made a huge impact there, also coaching some of the all-star teams.

Jessica Small will graduate from South Lakes HS and will attend Virginia Tech. She played on 2 Herndon travel teams, the Saints and the Attack. As a senior this year she decided to try coaching and her and a friend have been co-coaching in the U7-8 girls division.

Past Winners

Year Name(s)
2019 Hannah King Jessica Small
2018 Camryn Koch Olivia Duston
2017 Seanna Adam Kaylan Schoenefeldt
2016 Nicholas Geyer Sammy Zemni
2015 Collin Peterson Josue Mendez
2014 Ryan Lesane Casey Martin
2013 Tyler Hutchins Selim Zemni
2012 Rachel Durrwater Victor Jovel